Region – Central Mass Club Lacrosse went undefeated at the recent Capital Cup, a prestigious tournament hosted by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. The Capital Cup was held in Midlothian, Va., and was attended by hundreds of college coaches and 246 teams. The team won all four of its games, defeating teams from Michigan, Maryland, Long Island and Central New York State.
Strong team camaraderie played a key role in the team's success. The weekend was led by goalies Anna Downs (Wayland) and Maria Antonellis (Groton); both were outstanding in goal, combining for a 62 percent save percentage.
CMass scoring was very evenly dispersed with Katie Peters (Medway) leading the team in scoring with 11 goals, followed by Caroline Trabucco (Shrewsbury) with seven goals, Gianna DiPinto (Grafton) with five goals, Hannah Sugarman (Holden) and Lauren Lyver (Grafton) each with three goals. Jena Reichheld (Shrewsbury), Rachel St. Pierre (Shrewsbury), Michala Sockol (Westborough), Erica Sudol (Westborough), and Samantha Jones (Franklin) also scored at least one goal.
The defense, led by Jones, Kerrin O”Leary (Millbury) , Abbie McCarthy, Olivia Truenow (Franklin), Cassie Moisan (Grafton), and Kiana Oteyza (Shrewsbury) held opponents to a mere six points per game.
The team was led by Coaches Kim Hamilton, Chelsea McLeod, and Karl Moisan.
“It was a truly amazing weekend that we will never forget,” Hamilton said. “It was such an incredible feeling on the long ride back knowing that all of the girls” hard work really paid off. This is a giant step forward for our program.”
Central Mass Club Lacrosse will begin its eighth season with tryouts Sundays, Aug. 11 and 18, at St. Mark's School, 25 Marlboro Road, Southborough. For tryout details, go to www.cmasslacrosse.net or contact CMass Director Joe Kacevich at 508-365-7486 or [email protected].